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    July 2, 2012
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we had more storms overnight. >> these are not severe thunderstorms. the bottom of the screen, you see the bright orange and red. these are pretty strong storms. that will come to an end. it will turn out to be a decent day. temperatures into the low 90's and the humidity will go down. clearing skies. a high near 92. back and check the seven-day forecast. >> good morning. we have some problems on the roads from the storms. we have some downed trees in howard county. another one in woodbine. woodbine road remains closed near route 70. take an alternate route.
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glen burnie, route 710, some traffic lights are out. the major roadways are looking pretty good. 12 minutes on the inner loop all the way down to the west side. 17 minutes on 895 northbound between the 95's. this is liberty road. both loops are moving just fine. the harrisburg expressway exit 24, southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the ongoing cleanup efforts following severe weather bank over the weekend. b.g.e. officials have restored power to more than 350,000
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people. >> more than 200,000 people or still without power. crews are working around the clock to restore power to residents. >> residents in north baltimore had a tough time buying groceries. a grocery store had to turn customers away because they lost power. employees were busy salvaging whatever food they could. they still had to throw out some perishable items. they cannot begin to estimate losing. money they're >> it is a killer. we will get back. >> the government is pushing the
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utility companies to get the power back as soon as possible. he said the crews need to do everything they can. emergency cooling centers will remain open this week. there are now 11 throughout the city. they are listed on the screen. there is a chance some locations may change. call 311 before heading to a certain center. all public libraries will serve as cooling centers in harford county. we have a complete list of those cooling centers on our website. wbaltv.com. >> officials are asking residents to conserve water.
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the treatment plant has been running on generator power. use water only for the essential services. use water wisely so water tanks can refill. >> it takes a lot of energy and a lot of work for the pumps at the filtration plants to produce massive quantities of water. >> even if the power is restored, conserve. if you're thinking about getting a generator, be careful. two people got sick because of the fumes of generators. only use them outside and keep them as far away from the house as possible.
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many businesses and schools are closed or delayed. for a list, go to website, wbaltv.com. >> at least two deaths in maryland because of falling trees. a woman died in her bed in silver spring. one person was pronounced dead in harlan over the weekend. two passengers were treated for minor injuries. police investigating an officer- involved shooting. the officer caught up with the suspect and that led to a struggle. that is when the officer killed the suspect. >> domestic situations are one thing that police deal for.
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>> police have identified that suspect as michael wudtee. detectives are still investigating the shooting. more than 200 state laws went into effect on july 1. the flush tax doubled. a measure curbing septic tank use is now on the bills. we have a full list of the new laws on our website, wbaltv.com. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. one group is celebrating an anniversary. >> wildfires remained a major issue out west. >> this is the beltway at 295.
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subway. eat fresh. >> welcome back. 77 degrees downtown. it to be a relatively quiet day today. some rain should be coming to an end. bigger thunderstorms in southern maryland and the lower eastern shore. light rain around baltimore is moving south and east. it will get better as we move through the morning. rain early and then becoming less humid with a mixture of sun and clouds. . still high but the humidity will go down with a high near 92.
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thel come back and check forecast all the way through the fourth of july. >> firefighters appeared to be making some progress near colorado springs. crews have almost half of the fire contained. most of the 30,000 people evacuated have been allowed to return. most of the homes were burned down to the foundation. the most destructive wildfires in colorado's history burning 26 square miles and damaging 300 homes. the new head of the federal bank will deliver a statement on his first day of the job. he was a surprise pick. he is a leading figure in global health and developments. >> today is the anniversary of
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amalia earharte airpo vanished. today her disappearance will try to be solved once and for all. >> 5:11. 70 degrees on tv hill. how to put your getaway on layaway. >> try to avoid all the stories you hear about saving gas and money. >> we have a crash northbound on
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have several situations. one is northbound at the fort mchenry tunnel. the right tube is block. frederick wrote remains closed at 97. woodbine road is closed in both directions. a traffic light is out in glen burnie at around a corporation road and -- are rundle corporation road and 710. a live look outside at the west side at the beltway at liberty road.
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accident blocking the right tube but it looks like traffic is moving just fine. >> good morning. i would not to the weather? they lost kurt kronke. we will do the weather. we had eight little bit of rain -- we had a little bit of rain. here's the boundary. he keeps going back and forth. we get into the oppressive heat bank and now we'll get a break as the front slides down. you can see have the dew points have dropped down.
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this is not what to call dry erair. the dew points are in the lower end of the 60's. we'll get some rain in some neighborhoods and then it will turn less humid. 73 at the airport. 71 in jarrettsville. we should be able to add about 20 degrees as we move towards the afternoon hours. a mixture of sun and clouds. chance for some rain early this morning. high temperature between 89 and 94 degrees. there could be some lightning if you're taking the boat out today. one to two feet. temperatures will drop back into the 60's tonight. it will be better than the last couple of nights. same thing tomorrow.
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a high near 91. the same front will come back get us on the fourth of july. high temperature near 90. the big time heat comes back beyond that. mid to upper 90's friday or saturday. it does not look like we'll have to look will wash out the fireworks. now let's check in with kurt kronke on the mta. >> thank you. services trucks in cleanup on light rail has been completed. light rail is running full station. a temporary phone line has been established for mta mobility customers until power is restored. customers will be allowed to book same day or next day rise. brunswick line delays.
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camden and 10 trai penn trains n schedule. i'm kurt kronke. >> beating the heat bank without reading your bank account. the summer heat can drain your finances. turning the temperature 10 to 15 degrees higher can cut 8% off your bill. the optimum temperature when your home is 78 degrees. is your vacation layaway find empty? sears customers have come to expect layaway as an option. do not pay any additional fees.
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. if you could put any vacation on layaway, where would you like to go? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. some of the things you've heard about how to save gas are not true. chris clackum separate fact from fiction. >> driving at constant speed saves gas. so does leaving the air conditioner off. getting more gas by filling up when it is cool outside is just a story. a list of myths about fuel efficiency. >> temperature has will impact
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on the amount of fuel going into your car. the fuel is stored underground where the temperature does not change very much. >> no-name gas stations are getting the fuel from the same companies. >> maintaining proper tire pressure helps slightly. about those additives. >> epa has tested about 100 different products and has not found one that would work. >> the old smoke wait to save gas is 2 he downgrade the type of car you drive -- the ultimate way to save gas is to downgrade the type of car you drive.
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. how did you fair this weekend? >> it was hot yesterday. the kids were in the park in the shade. apple continues to outshine samsung. an earlier ruling that blocked tablet.s galaxy there's an patent infringement lawsuit. on wall street, investors get in the latest reading on manufacturing. stock futures are a little bit higher. friday. market staging the biggest june rally since 1999. stocks soaring across the border.
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an agreement was reached to alleviate the debt crisis. the jobs will be cut in an office in bethesda. a bank is consolidating their home loan operations. a $5 maintenance fee for checking. you can avoid the feat by electronically deposit their paychecks. you can also use direct deposit. this is part of a cross country rollout of the charge was just catching up with them. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> there are some deals to be had at the inner harbor. >> all those waterfront restaurants pulling out the stops on independence day.
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i will have more details on that. can we talk about back-to-school shopping yet? more coming up in the next hour. >> i thought i could put that off for a least a month. thank you. >> back-to-school? which is started summer -- we just started summer. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. if you could put any vacation on layaway, where would you like to go? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. [ barks ]
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>> one of the few guarantees in life is taxes. >> david collins has more. >> maryland state agencies have wasted as much as $63 million. money that cannot be recovered. the state health department issues 2.5 million taxpayers to medicaid recipients that are deceased. the paratransit program shows how gasoline tax money is exempt. the maryland office uncover these issues during the routine examinations in performs on the state agency every three years and is costing taxpayers a bundle. >> $63 million. shouldn't >> along as be going off? >> i would like more people to
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be concerned. >> state agencies often ignored this. the general assembly chooses to let them fly. i'm david collins. >> very interesting. 70 degrees on tv hill. continuing coverage of the severe weather cleanup. >> we are live for b.g.e. crews have tried to remove a tree that fell on a transformer. >> will sit down with a spokesperson from b.g.e. to talk about the recovery efforts. >> there is a little bit of rain out there this morning. will check the forecast for the fourth of july. >> an accident that a shutdown one
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. i know it will be hot. will we be more storms -- will there be more storms? >> so many people are just so brutal. "why didn't you warn us? >> this kind of storm, you cannot forecast more than six or eight hours. b.g.e. did not have a chance to pull and crews from all over the country. you cannot forecast this storm 12 hours in advance. you cannot tell on told tt almost on top of you. in defense of b.g.e., there
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was no way to prepared for it. it has a weird name. i have never used that name on the year before. a big cluster of thunderstorms. things are pretty quiet right now. we had some storms moved in right now. doppler.k at hd you can see thunderstorms across the lower eastern shore and nothing around baltimore. maybe some light rain around baltimore. rain ending early this morning and then a mixture of sun and clouds. it will turn last humid with a high near 92. i will detail the forecast for the fourth of july in just a few minutes. >> the storms are still causing problems in terms of downed trees and traffic lights. we have some downed wires in the city. we have a traffic light out at
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middle river at pulaski. northbound 95 at the fort mchenry talk, we have the right tube blocked. a couple of other down trees in howard county. woodbine road remains closed at 70. traffic lights out in glen burnie. a live look at the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no delays on the inner or outer loops. 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel, traffic has stopped on the left side of your screen. they had to back the traffic out of the right tube. that does remain closed because of an accident. ubethbound 95, the right to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> the cleanup after the storms and severe weather led to a long weekend for half a million maryland residents. >> about 600,000 customers were left without electricity. nearly 400,000 customers have a restored power. >> some folks lost power and just last night. nadia ramdass is live with hal residents and businesses are dealing with the dark. >> you are not the only one going through this pain. we are live near belair road where b.g.e. crews are out here trying to restore power to this community and tell us a tree fell on a transformer and they are planning to be a matter for
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quite some time trying to remove this tree. 69,000 b.g.e. customers are still without power this morning. a major inconvenience to many who are trying to adapt. >> you need is for refrigeration. >> it is an inconvenience that dennis has experienced since losing power after friday's storm. now he is having a tough time buying groceries in north baltimore. >> i went to the store and it is closed because it is out of power. >> the grocery store how to turn people away because they don't have power. shh>> it is a killer. we have no registers, we have no power. so, you lose out in that respect, but we will get it back. >> they are trying to salvage whatever food they can.
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they have to throw out perishable items. they cannot estimate how much money they are losing. many residents, 10:00 sunday morning could not come soon enough. the city was distributing heiss. >> it is a blessing. thank you so much. thank you so much. people >> were allowed four bags. >> a lot of people will lose a lot of food. some people would not have the means. everybody is not going to be in that situation. i think it is very nice. >> b.g.e. is hoping to restore power to all its customers by the end of the week. the governor is pushing maryland utilities to get the power back up and running. he understands the storm came unexpectedly but crews need to
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do everything they can. we're out here live in overlea where crews are trying to remove this tree that fell on a transformer. we will keep you posted. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> b.g.e. crews have been out working around-the-clock since friday night trying to restore power. >> out-of-state crews are on their way to help. great to see you, rob. -- wes meet this way always need this way. you made a lot of progress. >> we restored about 400,000 customers. we still have 240,000 customers and we just lost 16,000 customers. this is a strange situation.
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we have the storms that have been stacked up. this is wreaking havoc on the region. >> last august we had a major storm and its ticket logger time. "why couldn't we have been prepared?" this was unforeseeable. >> every single utility that got hammered by the storm had no advance notice. the first time we had an inkling was about 10:00 on friday night. the storms usually dissipate over the mountains. we'll be into the weekend for the restoration. >> give us the phone number and how accurate is the time line. >> we're not going to be putting out individual time frames.
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we are saying that if you're out of power, you should plan for the potential for being out through the weekend. that is how long it will take us. >> you mean this coming weekend? >> that doesn't mean you'll be out of power. even if we have a 10% left by the time we had friday, we still have about 50,000 customers. >> you have out-of-state crews coming in. >> we have over 1000 out-of- state utility workers coming in from as far away as canada, texas, florida. >> are you advising people not to call any more? >> as long as you have called, you don't need to call us. if you have not called us, you need to call us.
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>> you are deserving of a nap. >> we have a long way to go. >> thank you so much. we have the continuing coverage on our website as well as a list of cooling centers. you can find that and more at wbaltv.com. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. looking to see if they drink it can help your brain. >> coffee can lower the risk for a type of cancer. >> we have downed trees and traffic lights and a crash that
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>> welcome back. 77 degrees downtown. there could be some leftover rain this morning. there is some big thunderstorms going across the chesapeake bay and the lower eastern shore counties over towards ocean city. if the it is still raining and your house, it should be coming to an end shortly. a mixture of sun and clouds. some rain early possibly. it will turn left humid this afternoon. high temperature, 92. look at the seven-day forecast all the way through the fourth of july in just a few minutes. >> doctors are conducting a study to see if a compound found in red wine can prevent diseases like alzheimer's from worsening.
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>> george towson university is participating in the study. the patients will have had the equivalent of 1000 bottles of red wine. doctors believe a gene in the brain can be activated to slow down the generative diseases. >> it just doesn't taste as good. people who drink coffee may have a lower risk for the most common form of skin cancer. >> the more coffee the participants and drank, the lower the risk for basil cell carcinoma. >> we are safeguarded. >> 5:43. 70 degrees on tv hill.
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a great weekend for sports except for the orioles. >> get used to the heat. tony at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have a crash northbound on 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel blocking the right tube. we have some downed wires in the city. middle river, a traffic light out that mill river road. down trees in howard county. frederick road remains closed at 97. woodbind road is closed in both directions. traffic lights out in glen burnie. a lot of traffic lights are out around the area especially on the west side of the city.
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a four-way stop. a live view of 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel. you can see the right tube, they are backing the traffic out of the tunnel. the right tube is blocked because of a crash. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. kurt kronke has the look of the buses and the trains. >> service disruption cleanup has been completed. light rail is running at full service from cromwell. mobility customers should call and will be allowed to book same day and next their rides with at least one hour's notice. brunswick line delay about 10
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minutes late, 890. 870, 15 to 20 minutes late. the 33 and 15 buses are diverting. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we had some thunderstorms roll through last night. things are settling down. getting hit pretty hard around salisbury. some light rain around the city. range to be tapering off over the next several hours. we have the same front that is stalled off to the south -- rain should be tapering off over the next several hours. we'll get temporarily into it less humid air mass. it will feel a little better today. dew points have dropped off into
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the low to mid 60's. not fantastic but better in the humidity department. 73 at the airport. 70 in parkton. we should be able to sneak into the low 90's this afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature between 89 and 94 degrees. if you take the bout, wave heights -- if you take the boat out, wave heights one to two feet. tonight will be mild and more comfortable than the last couple of nights. temperatures in the upper 60's. we keep the same atmosphere tomorrow with a high near 91. wednesday and thursday, we have a chance for thunderstorms for the fourth of july. it does not look like you have to cancel the fireworks.
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steamy on friday and saturday with high temperatures in the upper 90's going into next weekend. >> lawmakers are back for the fourth of july holiday but the focus is still on capitol hill. >> republicans say voters will have the final say, double that say be? tara mergener has more. good morning. >> the supreme court had its say on the health care law, but the fight goes on in both parties for the upper hand. voters will have the final say on president obama's health care plan, republicans. >> this is the single worst piece of legislation that has been passed. it will be a big issue in the fall. >> the supreme court deemed most
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constitutional.onstitut democrats insist t to not a tax. >> it is a penalty for free riders. >> a new survey shows public support jumped 5% since the ruling. republicans are forging ahead with efforts to repeal the law with a vote set for next week. >> the american people don't want the government telling them what kind of insurance policy they have to buy and how much they will pay for it and if you don't like it, will tax you. >> democrats say to time to move on. >> what the american people do not is to be taken back to the old device of the day. the one us to be focusing on economic growth and creating jobs. >> the upcoming vote to overturn the law will be mostly symbolic since democrats controlled the senate.
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tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:51. 70 degrees on tv hill. the u.s. trials captivate the country. how two locals did in the pool and on the track. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning. remember that michael phelps said if he competes in london, he will not swim in eight events. last night he won his latest events so he has set himself up to swim in eight events. then there is a graduate of broadneck high school. my former high school baseball coach taught him history. last night in your gun, he qualified for its first olympic games finishing second in the 1500 meters. he was passed by that guy at the wire. matt finished third in the world
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championships last year. he is headed to a london. they're ecstatic as one of their own is headed to the olympics. way to go. the orioles open a series with the mariners. brian matusz made his 15th start last night. he was sent back to norfolk after the game. first batter of the game walks. it was downhill from there. sloppy defense. this is a home run in the second inning. shelley duncan and aaron cunningham hit home runs. run.is cunningham's home adam jones, matt wieters, and tim johnson are going to the all-star game.
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a bald eagle cruising around the d.c. area, fourth of july week. tiger woods won the at&t national. this is a 2004 graduate of the naval academy. he finished tied for fourth. tiger wins the tournament and he passed jack nicklaus.
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>> b.g.e. crews are trying to remove a tree that fell on a transformer. details are coming out. >> the supreme court ruled on president obama's health-care plan but the fight goes on.